"Russ Skarsten's piano work is excellent, but his Hammond B-3 lines are pure knock-out"
"Ah, Russ Skarsten takes me to church when he surges, swells, and fades his organ... ...His piano work is crisp and precise and makes the listener long for more."
"When Russ Skarsten kicks in with his organ part the whole band is swirled along with the volume of the keys' smooth soul."
"Russ Skarsten's keyboard throughout the album (Blues Plate Special) is a revelation. Whether he's pounding out a driving bookie on the piano... or doing his best 'Lucky Peterson' on the Hammond..., Russ's playing fills out every song with tasteful rhythms and inspired solos."